Reviews from Past Clients
"Sue was amazing to work with from the start! She is very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and personable. I felt very comfortable knowing I had someone who truly cared about and represented my best interests, I trust her completely. Sue listened to me, made suggestions along the way, asked questions of owners/realtors that I wouldn't have thought of, and pointed out things in homes/areas we looked at that I hadn't seen/realized.
She went out of her way to coordinate some things with the owners of the house I did purchase, due to the owner's realtor not being responsive, and she fought for me with the lending company when they made an error in my closing costs. Sue is someone with integrity and class. I will definitely use Sue again if I go to buy/sell and I highly recommend her to anyone."
"I wanted to take a moment to confirm what a fantastic experience it was working with Sue. I was a first time home buyer still fairly new to the SD area and Sue was terrific at working with me patiently to look at a range of properties in different areas. Sue brought a lot of knowledge to the table about details I was not even thinking about. End result is we found a place that I was not even going to look at but Sue had paid attention to what I said I wanted and sure enough the house I was not even going to look at is now mine! I moved in last weekend and could not be happier. Thank you for being a terrific guide through a intimidating process, Sue was always available when I needed her and I always felt like we were working to my interest and benefit. Thank you Sue!!!!"
"If you are looking for a hard-working and seasoned RE professional, your search ends here! Hand her the keys or the list of what you are looking for, and your troubles are over.
Sue is an exceptionally savvy & knowledgeable agent who knows all the details for completing the buy or sale. She is patient when listening to your concerns and offers sound advice and wisdom from many years of transaction experience.
As far as knowledge of the pricing landscape, Sue has San Diego covered.We priced the home accurately and had plenty of interest.
Sue is also very well connected to the other professionals you will need to complete the process (inspectors, staging, loan funding, escrow, repairs, etc). This is important. Sue is obviously well-respected by the people in this business. Sue knows how to shake the trees and get people moving.
My buyer's agent was fairly new and didn't have a clue. Sue held her hand through the entire process, made the calls and faxes to the bank, and got the sale closed on time, (actually a few days ahead). She really should have received both commissions.
Sue is instantly responsive to every question or email. Makes you feel like you are the only one she is focused on.
I will absolutely request her services again when I am ready to buy.
Thank you for changing my life! Let her help ease your buy/sale with her sincere commitment, knowledge and thoughtfulness."
"My wife and I were an out of state seller and buyer. We used the services of Sue Forbes to sell our downtown condo and to purchase a detached home in San Diego. Sue always kept in touch with us and we believe Sue always had our best interests in mind. Sue was our eyes and ears and always was responsive to our real estate needs. We recommend her to all clients and especially to out of state clients looking for a home in San Diego. Sue was very informed of the market and professional at all time."
"Sue was amazing in assisting my wife and I in purchasing our first home. If any veterans are reading this review, Sue is very knowledgeable when it comes to the VA loan process, and was able to identify a lender that fit our needs.
I highly recommend her to anyone interested in purchasing a home. Her professionalism is unmatched!!!"
"Sue is very knowledgeable of the areas and pays very close attention to your home buying needs and wants. Upon meeting Sue for the first time, she walked my girlfriend and I through the entire house buying process, explaining every single step and cost involved. This helped us formulate our life plan and decide when the best and most realistic time was for us to go house hunting. Once we found a house Sue was with us every step of the way, from bidding to close of escrow, and beyond. She helped with service and contractor recommendations and addressed many concerns we had with home buying. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone."
"Sue Forbes is the best! Early in 2015, My wife and I began an attempt to buy our first home. We weren't sure if it was even possible. Sue helped by first referring us to an outstanding lender who helped get us pre approved for a loan. Before we were approved, Sue met with us to explain the steps that would occur and what we could expect. Once we were approved, Sue devoted an extraordinary amount of time by chauffeuring us to property after property, weekend after weekend, viewing homes in the limited price range we were approved for. Her patience and diligence paid off because my wife and I are in a beautiful home now that we love and Sue found for us! During the process between submitting our offer and the close of escrow, Sue never left our side and performed an amazing amount of work with negotiations and making sure all parties involved were doing what they were supposed to do in a timely matter. We are extremely grateful for having Sue Forbes as our realtor. We consider her a friend now and will always stay in contact with her. Those that may read this review and are looking to buy, or sell a home, will be in the best hands possible by selecting Sue Forbes as their realtor."
"Sue is the best! She is energetic, knowledgeable, and works very hard to get the job of selling your home in record time done. She knew just how to market my home -which was a rather special case. In addition much of the transaction had to be long distance since I had already relocated. It was a real pleasure to work with Sue - I always felt I was in good hands. Home sold very quickly thanks to her skill at networking etc."
"Sue is an absolute pleasure to work with! She is knowledgable, organized and detail oriented. She provided me with great tips on how to get my house "show ready". Once I told her I was ready to list my home, she had a photographer scheduled right away and the listing up the day after the photos were ready. I had multiple offers within the first 3 days and an accepted offer by the 4th day. The closing process was easy and painless. She kept me informed throughout the whole process. Thank you Sue for all of your hard work!!"
"We have worked with Sue on four separate transactions now. Each has ended with success and satisfaction. It's amazing how she is able to figure out the local knowledge just as well as the local specialist realtors. She also works very well with everybody. We have had some unnecessarily negative transactions in the past with other realtors and it's too bad that we didn't know Sue then. We could've avoided a steep learning curve in real estate we believe. We very highly recommend Sue as a realtor for both purchases and sales of homes."
"Wonderful job...stuck it out for the entire three years of our home search! She hung in there and found the home that truly fit us! When we needed some time away from looking she gave it to us and when we were ready again she was always there to provide what we asked for."
"We listed our house on a Wednesday Sue immediately scheduled an open house for the upcoming Sunday. The Monday after the open house we received multiple offers and by Wednesday we accepted an offer and the sale closed within the 30 days. Sue was very professional on top of the entire process and we didn't have to worry about being informed she kept us in the loop during the entire process."
"Sue helped me and my husband find and purchase a condo in San Diego, after moving here from Canada. This was a new experience for us and Sue made things very easy, taking us around to see different places, giving us tons of great advice, and then helping us close the sale. She's so friendly and obviously cares about her clients in a genuine way. We're still in touch and she checks in occasionally to see how we're doing and how we're enjoying the place. Just an amazing experience working with her overall, I would highly recommend her to anyone in San Diego!"
"Sue helped my wife and I find our home in San Diego. This was our first home purchase and we had only been in San Diego for a year. We weren't planning on buying right away, but when we found the house we wanted and changed pace Sue was immediately on top of everything. She made a complicated process move swiftly and made it understandable for us. Fantastic agent!"
"Sue has been our realtor through three transactions this year and we definitely would recommend her. She is very organized, focused and accommodating in her ability to help her clients. We are from out of state with a second home in San Diego and she helped us tremendously to overcome the distance problems associated with sales and purchases of our properties.
Sue's marketing efforts on our behalf to sell our downtown condo were exactly right, resulting in a sale much more quickly than we had anticipated. Her efforts to find us the perfect rural location for our current home were greatly appreciated. She was always ready and willing to meet with us to show us "several more houses" that she thought would be the one we wanted. We can't recommend her highly enough, she is the best!!"
"Sue helped my boyfriend and I find our first home in Spring Valley about a year and a half ago. We are from New England and had only been in San Diego for just over 2 years when we started looking. Sue's knowledge of the neighborhoods really helped us in choosing the right location for our needs. We have 2 dogs so having yard space was really important. She knew that east county would be a perfect fit for that!
In addition to her knowledge of the neighborhoods in San Diego she was ALWAYS quick to respond and I never had trouble getting in touch with her. In today's market with things moving so quickly it was imperative that we had an agent that could move quickly when we found something we liked and Sue didn't disappoint.
Overall I felt like Sue genuinely wanted us to find our HOME and not just a house that she could get us into quickly and make her commission. She really invests herself in her clients and I would highly recommend using her to help you find your new home."
"Sue is very knowledgable about the San Diego area. She is very patient and showed me lots of places to help me find what I needed. The entire purchase process is very smooth. I would recommend Sue."
"Sue Forbes is simply the best.
We were first time home buyers and had many questions that Sue was able to answer. We visited many prospective houses and she was very helpful in pointing out the positives and negatives of each home. She didn't seem like she was in it just for a commission but that she was actually interested in getting us into the best home for us.
In fact, the house we ended up purchasing was a home we had not initially been aware of, but Sue used her superior local knowledge to find it and show it to us.
Sue is very easy to get on contact with and always returns phone calls. This turned out to be very important because we closed escrow in 17 days.
Sue has a great network of loan originators, inspectors, and other professionals who really made the whole process go quickly and painlessly.
I have highly recommend Sue Forbes to many of my friends and will continue to do so."
-Paul and Nadine F.
"Sue Forbes was excellent, extremely thorough and detail oriented. She showed us over 20 properties and was extremely patient with us throughout the process. Sue was prepared with comps, scoured the neighborhoods for properties that fit our profile and was always willing to go the extra step. This is one of the most organized people with whom I have worked - as a realtor or in any other capacity. I believe you will not go wrong with Sue!"
"I met Sue through a friend who worked with her last year and she helped me buy my first home last month. She was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and helped me find the perfect house for me. When I first called her I told her that I was just starting to look and I wasn’t in a hurry so it might be awhile before I found the right place. After I spoke with her about what I was looking for she set up an online search page for me that would pull everything on the market with my criteria. I ended up looking at a place with her after about a week. That one wasn’t for me as it needed too much work, but there was another unit in the same complex she had seen come on the market the night before. The open house wasn’t until the next week, but Sue called and got me an appointment the next day. I was the first one to see the unit and I ended up making an offer the next day.
As scary as that was for me, Sue was incredibly helpful in explaining everything to me as we went along and referred me to my amazing mortgage broker, Ryan Gelardi at C2 Financial, when I couldn’t decide on a lender. I am very appreciative of Sue’s patience with all my questions during the process and her knowledge, expertise, and friendliness always put me at ease during the complicated home buying process. I would recommend Sue to anyone and I sincerely hope I have the chance to work with her again!"
"Sue was great through the entire selling process. Excellent communication, always available to answer questions, straight forward, informative offering suggestions, and extensive knowledge of my area, kept me updated regularly with feedback from potential buyers.
My first property ever sold and the process was flawless because of her and her team!!"
"Sue was professional and able. She walked me through the process of purchasing my first home. She was always there to answer questions and also provided expertise and friendship. An honest, helpful person who I would not hesitate to recommend!"
"My experience working with Sue Forbes was nothing less than exceptional from the very first contact. Every aspect of the process was professionally planned and discussed, and there were no surprises. Her knowledge of the local market, and access to current real estate inventory resources was particularly helpful in finding the home that fit both my living requirements and budget. Thank you."
"I cannot say enough about Sue Forbes. In my experience with multiple realtors, she stands out as thoroughly professional. Sue's knowledge of the local housing market is fantastic. We now have a great condo, close to the beach, with an incredibly low interest rate and I could not be happier. If you are looking for a thorough professional with an extensive background in the field and outstanding local knowledge, look no further."
"My wife and I had a fantastic experience with Sue Forbes when buying our home in the San Diego area. We met with her and explained where we would like to live and the criteria for our home. We looked at a few homes together and then Sue found the exact home that we were looking for and after visiting it, we placed an offer. Sue wrote a very nice, professional letter to the realtor/home owners and explained how much we loved the home and would take care of it. We were beat out initially, but after a couple weeks the original buyers backed out and they came back to us and one other couple. Sue was able to successfully negotiate with the owner to choose our offer, despite not being as good of an offer as the other couple and we were able to get into our starter home. We will be using Sue to sell our home as we look to make a move soon as well. I highly recommend Sue to you!"
"I was planning a move back to San Diego and I sought, through the internet, several realtors that might be able to assist me with the specific home I was seeking in terms of location and kind of habitation. Based on the level of quality of response I received from Sue Forbes I decided to go with her as the realtor that was going to help me find my new home in San Diego. I was not disappointed. My trust in her started with her open communication style where she would explain things in a manner that was understandable. She sent me a list of options that fit my criteria and set up a day of house visits. Because she targeted the search to my specifications so accurately, I was able to select my new home in one day! Remarkable! After I selected the property, Sue walked me through the process of filling out all the necessary documents in understandable language. She even offered a loan officer that she felt would be easy to work with. I had lined up other lenders to contact but because of her professional manner in handling the selection of the home I thought I would call the lender. Again, her recommendation of the lender was excellent. I chose to go with him and the two of them took care of me until the closing of my new home. I was quite impressed with how Sue Forbes took care of all my relocation needs from beginning to end. Moving can be a stressful experience, however, Sue made mine a positive one."
"Sue, spent a lot time showing homes in many areas till the desired area & home were found! She fought hard to get my to fave properties to accept my offers! She then walked me through process. And in one month was new owner living in new home. House fully inspected, before moved in, too! And she has kept in touch, this 1st for year of ownership! Sue Forbes will become your friend & you'll have a happy home."
"We can't say enough good things about Sue! For one, after working with two other agents, she was the ONLY realtor that was able to get us our dream home. We couldn't be more appreciative of her stellar real estate knowledge, enthusiasm, friendliness, expertise, go-getter attitude, responsiveness, passion, and clear vision. Sue has the ability to make you feel like you are the only person she is working with to help find a home, when clearly, that is not the case. Her level of professionalism and follow-through is unparalleled. Thank you, Sue! We had so much fun working with you!"
"We have come to the San Diego area for business for the past 40 years. We have been in many areas but know none well. We knew we wanted to be in only 1 or 2 areas. Sue knows them very well. We came on 3 or 4 trips before we found the place. Sue could have written us off as merely curious tourists but she did not. Since the closing process cannot be completed in the short time we were here each time. Sue handled all the details and paperwork on her end. She negotiated a lower price and some extras to be included in the deal. She was at settlement with us and made sure everything went smoothly. During negotiations she obtained additional info from the seller and HOA to answer many questions. She is most professional and personable. We recommend her without reservation. We have been through over 20 settlements so we know a good agent when we have one."
"We are so happy with Sue for helping us find our condo. Specially as first time home buyers. She took the time to listen to our needs, explain the current market and answer many of our questions. We truly appreciate her promptness, enthusiasm and professionalism. The buying process went smooth and we love our place and location. We truly recommend Sue, it was a pleasure having her as our realtor. Thank you!"
"Sue was the perfect real estate agent. Knowing that we were making our home purchase from out of state, she made every attempt to limit our trips to San Diego. She helped explain the market, and understood what we wanted prior to our first. Sue dedicated two days to helping us find exactly what we looking for. We went home, and did not return until closing. Sue took care of everything that had to be done while back in Tucson. It was a pleasure to work Sue, and we are enjoying San Diego."
"We had an excellent experience with Sue Forbes. She was always available for questions and concerns. Most importantly she was honest and had our best interests. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent."
"Sue has masterful knowledge within her area and the only reason this is rated extensive as opposed to masterful is that it was outside her usual area.
We did not negotiate on the price of the new house given the market situation at the time but I am sure Sue's negotiation skills are excellent!"
"Sue was quite the champ helping me navigate through the recent buying frenzy. She's prompt, knows the market, listens, and doesn't waste your time. That's about what you need buying or selling. Very professional. Thank you Sue!!"
"Sue Forbes is an excellent realtor. Sue worked with us for months to find just the right house to meet our needs, wants, and budget. Sue showed us over 30 homes on many weekends all over San Diego until we found the right home. Sue was upbeat, persistent, and passionate about her job. She dealt with our highs and lows of home buying and was able to keep our search process optimistic even in the face of a tough real estate market. Sue even helped me get a ribbon on the house before my wife walked in for the first time with a bunch of flowers waiting on the mantle. I recommend Sue - she is a true professional and a real gem."